The Queens Kickshaw introduces its new dinner menu tomorrow! Above are the kimchi dumplings, stuffed with shitake mushrooms and vermicelli, in a kimchi consommé. There’s also a kimchi lasagna, arancini (deep fried fritters of cider risotto and fontina), homemade beet pasta alfredo, bibimbap with quail eggs and rice cooked in whey, and tortilla manicotti stuffed with ricotta and poblanos. This menu is out of this world! The Queens Kickshaw, 40-17 Broadway, Astoria, (718) 777-0913, www.thequeenskickshaw.com
This is just the cross-section of the newest vegetarian sandwich from Queens Comfort—a gargantuan, crispy fried mozzarella ball stuffed with roasted red peppers and portobello mushrooms, sandwiched with a smoky mayo coleslaw and served with fries. Queens Comfort * 40-09 30th Ave, Astoria * (718) 728-2350 * queenscomfort.blogspot.com
The Thirsty Koala officially opens its doors later today at 4 p.m. This unique, friendly, and delicious new restaurants fills in a gap previously untapped in Queens… Australian fare. These herb-crusted lamb lollies (chops) over caramelized pumpkin join a line-up of unique crostini (with homemade chèvre), boomerang tacos, Aussie desserts (a Tim-Tam tiramisu), and other fresh bites (with plenty of vegan and gluten-free options, like the edamame chili above). Welcome to the neighborhood, guys! The Thirsty Koala * 35-12 Ditmars * 718-626-5430
The Queens Kickshaw introduces its brand new “egg-centric” brunch starting today! Be sure to check out the outrageously inventive and delicious dishes, like these cold-poached eggs… an umami benedict with miso butter and pickled mustard seed “caviar” on cranberry walnut toast. Brunch will be served Saturdays and Sundays from 9 to 4… The Queens Kickshaw | 40-17 Broadway, Astoria | http://www.thequeenskickshaw.com/
Some DeLiCiOuS new (vegetarian) options at Queens Comfort include the cauliflower gratin mac ‘n cheese with fontina and parmesan, and the fried BBQ tofu sandwich with siu haau sauce and crunchy Asian slaw (talk about bold flavors and fun textures)… http://www.queenscomfort.blogspot.com
The new menu at The Queens Kickshaw is so tenderly conceived and astonishingly delicious. From mini blue cheese knishes and baked cheddar horseradish ravioli, to stout ice cream and coffee macaron sandwiches and this decadent fontina cheesecake with blackberry hefeweizen sauce and cereal crumble. They still have the awesome grilled cheese sandwiches and gourmet coffees, beer, and wine, but this menu supplement elevates things to a whole new level! The Queens Kickshaw * 40-17 Broadway (1/2 block east of Steinway) * (718) 777-0913
Here’s East Elmhurst’s Blanca Narvaez and her totally endearing flowers and bouquets made of dehydrated fruit. There’s something about these colors and textures that makes me melt every time I see them. It’s a craft that comes from her native Colombia, which she wanted to bring over to Queens, NY.
The Queens Kickshaw has gained national recognition (in less than a year) for serving some of the country’s most incredible grown-up grilled cheese sandwiches, an eclectic array of craft beers and wines, and gourmet coffees & beverages (from V60 pour-over coffee to vinegar-cordial sodas called shrubs). Pictured are three of my favorite items, the Gouda (on brioche with black bean hummus, guava jam, and pickled jalapeños), the Mac & Cheese (with cheddar, gruyere, smoked mozzarella, & french beans), and the miso-mustard pickles (with everything from white beets to quail eggs). The Queens Kickshaw, 40-17 Broadway (a block from Steinway), Astoria; (718) 777-0913; http://thequeenskickshaw.com